Dutch manufacturers realized that a fly painted on the porcelain of a urinal nearly always became a "target" for men using the facility - positioned in precisely the right place for minimal spillage or splashback

Dutch manufacturers realized that a fly painted on the porcelain of a urinal nearly always became a "target" for men using the facility - positioned in precisely the right place for minimal spillage or splashback

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#2103
problem!
TODAY IS WORLD USABILITY DAY! Go forth and make things more usable! now! really.

FEATUREDTODAY IS WORLD USABILITY DAY! Go forth and make things more usable! now! really.

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#2102
problem!
JPG Mag is back; bigger, better and with more beautiful photos for your eyes..

JPG Mag is back; bigger, better and with more beautiful photos for your eyes..

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#2101
problem!
Congrats to the Coolhunting kids on their latest redesign ~ a step in the right direction for blogging evolution + usability

Congrats to the Coolhunting kids on their latest redesign ~ a step in the right direction for blogging evolution + usability

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#2100
problem!
Pardon more Radar news ~ but exciting news for the morning is you can now send VIDEO to share on Radar!

Pardon more Radar news ~ but exciting news for the morning is you can now send VIDEO to share on Radar!

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#2099
problem!
Duncan Wilson designed a wireless version of the 2-paper-cups-and-a-piece-string telephone.

Duncan Wilson designed a wireless version of the 2-paper-cups-and-a-piece-string telephone.

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#2098
problem!
Buddhist 2.1 from Plug'n'Pray. Christian 5.0, Jewish 3.2, Muslim 5.1 and Hindu 2.1 conversion kits are also available.

Buddhist 2.1 from Plug'n'Pray. Christian 5.0, Jewish 3.2, Muslim 5.1 and Hindu 2.1 conversion kits are also available.

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#2097
problem!
more recycled bags!  these bags from rein style are made from seatbelts!  =)

more recycled bags! these bags from rein style are made from seatbelts! =)

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#2096
problem!
David Poston. bracelet: "Well, Well, Well" 
from "REINCARNATION of TINS" series.

David Poston. bracelet: "Well, Well, Well"
from "REINCARNATION of TINS" series.

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#2095
problem!
Pitotubes review ~ "it's rocket science for your packing" ~ (the tagline makes me laugh) ~ airless travel containers

FEATUREDPitotubes review ~ "it's rocket science for your packing" ~ (the tagline makes me laugh) ~ airless travel containers

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#2094
problem!
PandaSnack's line of Bamboo tees feel incredible - and i love their logo.

PandaSnack's line of Bamboo tees feel incredible - and i love their logo.

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#2093
problem!
Just got this pic of the Radar client running on a Sony ~ and its impressively slick. Updated post! Also i used it for couch shopping remotely, and its a great way to keep track of what you find (and have someone far away see)

FEATUREDJust got this pic of the Radar client running on a Sony ~ and its impressively slick. Updated post! Also i used it for couch shopping remotely, and its a great way to keep track of what you find (and have someone far away see)

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#2092
problem!
Sanam pulled her own Skeleton in a Space Suit over at Prints Gone Wild in NY last week ~ and found a tire bucky ball?

FEATUREDSanam pulled her own Skeleton in a Space Suit over at Prints Gone Wild in NY last week ~ and found a tire bucky ball?

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#2091
problem!
Josh Cochran's illustration style is simple, he gets the idea down rough and then block layers colors and textures on as needed. There's still a life in this hurried approach...

Josh Cochran's illustration style is simple, he gets the idea down rough and then block layers colors and textures on as needed. There's still a life in this hurried approach...

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#2090
problem!
Technical illustrations, when done well are more impressive than subjective art... Kevin Hulsey is a master of his craft (and he creates his images using both traditional tools and new technology!)

Technical illustrations, when done well are more impressive than subjective art... Kevin Hulsey is a master of his craft (and he creates his images using both traditional tools and new technology!)

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#2089
problem!
cool skeleton plate!! on sale too. by John Derian.

cool skeleton plate!! on sale too. by John Derian.

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#2088
problem!
Just rediscovered in .com archives, and even at Target now, the Plasma Car is the ultimate holiday present! Aesthetically and scientifically brilliant ~ go watch the video if you haven't already.

FEATUREDJust rediscovered in .com archives, and even at Target now, the Plasma Car is the ultimate holiday present! Aesthetically and scientifically brilliant ~ go watch the video if you haven't already.

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#2087
problem!
I was never a huge west wing fan - but this i do like this DVD box set packaging.

I was never a huge west wing fan - but this i do like this DVD box set packaging.

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#2086
problem!
Galvanized steel pipe menorah, and Hanukkah's almost here.

Galvanized steel pipe menorah, and Hanukkah's almost here.

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#2085
problem!
Name Your Porsche. That cake frosting script can now be customized to your hearts delight.

Name Your Porsche. That cake frosting script can now be customized to your hearts delight.

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#2084
problem!
TokyoPlastic's Drum Machine is a brilliant piece of flash animation [Editor's Note: it's an oldie, but a classic, for anyone unfamiliar, check out their newer pieces as well!]

TokyoPlastic's Drum Machine is a brilliant piece of flash animation [Editor's Note: it's an oldie, but a classic, for anyone unfamiliar, check out their newer pieces as well!]

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#2083
problem!
Great article about BOTERO's paintings depicting the tortures in the Abu Ghraib prison

Great article about BOTERO's paintings depicting the tortures in the Abu Ghraib prison

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#2082
problem!
Recycled textile handbags by Luisa Cevese, for the list :-)

Recycled textile handbags by Luisa Cevese, for the list :-)

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#2081
problem!
This is Pivo, it was designed by Creative Box*, they design cars, they designed Pivo for Nissan, Pivo is a compact car that pivots on a central axis while turning and parked. (*Site is Flash based.)

This is Pivo, it was designed by Creative Box*, they design cars, they designed Pivo for Nissan, Pivo is a compact car that pivots on a central axis while turning and parked. (*Site is Flash based.)

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#2080
problem!
I can't figure out how to keep track of contacts, all the tech in the world seems to have me back at pen and paper - maybe this silver rolodex will do the trick?

I can't figure out how to keep track of contacts, all the tech in the world seems to have me back at pen and paper - maybe this silver rolodex will do the trick?

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#2079
problem!
I'm on an illustrator kick... Check out Jesse Parrotti's Acrylic and watercolors. They remind me of the illustrations found at the back of the Classic Atari 2600 catalogues from back when...

I'm on an illustrator kick... Check out Jesse Parrotti's Acrylic and watercolors. They remind me of the illustrations found at the back of the Classic Atari 2600 catalogues from back when...

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#2078
problem!
That's Bill Murray as reproduced thru the hands of John Kascht. John's another illustrator who can create gentle colorful caricatures or very bold symbolic ones with just a pen stroke...

That's Bill Murray as reproduced thru the hands of John Kascht. John's another illustrator who can create gentle colorful caricatures or very bold symbolic ones with just a pen stroke...

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#2077
problem!
Ruth Gwily is an illustrator. Her works might seem silly or even disturbing at time, but they're still very interesting. She also does comics and paintings...

Ruth Gwily is an illustrator. Her works might seem silly or even disturbing at time, but they're still very interesting. She also does comics and paintings...

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#2076
problem!
RUGenius has jumped on the list making bandwagon, and to go with oO's water list, my recycled bag list, she's trying to fill a Recycled Deck's List. Help add, or go browse.

FEATUREDRUGenius has jumped on the list making bandwagon, and to go with oO's water list, my recycled bag list, she's trying to fill a Recycled Deck's List. Help add, or go browse.

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#2075
problem!
focused bags, another company that makes bags from old skateboard decks.  =)

focused bags, another company that makes bags from old skateboard decks. =)

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#2074
problem!
@ LACMA next week - Magritte and Contemporaries ~ Treachery of Images. From then till March its all about the Surreal.

FEATURED@ LACMA next week - Magritte and Contemporaries ~ Treachery of Images. From then till March its all about the Surreal.

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#2073
problem!
Russo-Balt Impression

Russo-Balt Impression

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#2072
problem!
Book Cut sculptures by Su Blackwell.  A great way to bring a story to life. [Editor's Note: is no one besides the NOTCOT kids sick of people doing amazing paper cut outs?]

Book Cut sculptures by Su Blackwell. A great way to bring a story to life. [Editor's Note: is no one besides the NOTCOT kids sick of people doing amazing paper cut outs?]

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#2071
problem!
Of all the bizarre work out toys out there - these balance pods look really fun - i could see making random patterns with them and pacing around on them as i take conference calls.

Of all the bizarre work out toys out there - these balance pods look really fun - i could see making random patterns with them and pacing around on them as i take conference calls.

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#2070
problem!
The world's biggest hole! Wouldn't want to fall down that! The giant hole is actually a diamond mine in Eastern Siberia near the town Mirna.  It is 525 meters deep and 1.25 km in the diameter.

The world's biggest hole! Wouldn't want to fall down that! The giant hole is actually a diamond mine in Eastern Siberia near the town Mirna. It is 525 meters deep and 1.25 km in the diameter.

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#2069
problem!
Now isn't this a good ole phone? Seems quite nice to me... old skool. Schweizer Wandstation Modell 1950

Now isn't this a good ole phone? Seems quite nice to me... old skool. Schweizer Wandstation Modell 1950

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#2068
problem!
Jargol has a nice post about Wunderwurks Design, the works of Tony Whurman, who is moving from glass blown lighting to a new line including this BACKLIGHT.

Jargol has a nice post about Wunderwurks Design, the works of Tony Whurman, who is moving from glass blown lighting to a new line including this BACKLIGHT.

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#2067
problem!
a little late, and a little girly but... the best designers getting creative with my little ponies. this mamechiyo pony is the crowd favorite.

a little late, and a little girly but... the best designers getting creative with my little ponies. this mamechiyo pony is the crowd favorite.

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#2066
problem!
Mmmmm Bond flicks. It's all about the Cars, Gadgets, Clothes - and action? Here's the Aston Martin DBS from upcoming Casino Royale.

Mmmmm Bond flicks. It's all about the Cars, Gadgets, Clothes - and action? Here's the Aston Martin DBS from upcoming Casino Royale.

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#2065
problem!
this structure is actually made of marble (cut with water!), made for the 2003 masonry variations exhibit.

this structure is actually made of marble (cut with water!), made for the 2003 masonry variations exhibit.

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#2064
problem!
Restoration hardware German Goggles - lenses even unscrew for easy cleaning. How anime/mad-scientist

Restoration hardware German Goggles - lenses even unscrew for easy cleaning. How anime/mad-scientist

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#2063
problem!
Nail extensions in exotic wood veneers by Nanna Natural.

Nail extensions in exotic wood veneers by Nanna Natural.

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#2062
problem!
NIKE Cosplay. Think Sony Bravia ad, but with superheroes instead of balls... and you can get your own cosplay outfit!!

NIKE Cosplay. Think Sony Bravia ad, but with superheroes instead of balls... and you can get your own cosplay outfit!!

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#2061
problem!
Digby and Iona - Rifle Rings... tiny silver rifles wrapped around your finger...

Digby and Iona - Rifle Rings... tiny silver rifles wrapped around your finger...

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#2060
problem!
Digby and Iona Keyhole Necklace

Digby and Iona Keyhole Necklace

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#2059
problem!
it's 3am and i'm confused but i guess its news. Gap Inc's latest store - Piperlime? (wha?) and they sell hundreds of designer shoes... and they have guest editors. The branding/concept feel very zappos meets starburst?

it's 3am and i'm confused but i guess its news. Gap Inc's latest store - Piperlime? (wha?) and they sell hundreds of designer shoes... and they have guest editors. The branding/concept feel very zappos meets starburst?

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#2058
problem!
these sea urchin bowls are so cute.  one of my only picks from this week's slideshow.

these sea urchin bowls are so cute. one of my only picks from this week's slideshow.

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#2057
problem!
d*s featured 5.5 Designers - and of all the cup hanging sugar cube variations i've seen, this one is the most amusing ~ and a nice throwback to the ornate teacups of the past?

d*s featured 5.5 Designers - and of all the cup hanging sugar cube variations i've seen, this one is the most amusing ~ and a nice throwback to the ornate teacups of the past?

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#2056
problem!
Absolut will BLING you like you've never been blinged before... the History of Bling video is so priceless... as are the rest of the holiday goodies.

FEATUREDAbsolut will BLING you like you've never been blinged before... the History of Bling video is so priceless... as are the rest of the holiday goodies.

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#2055
problem!
Peat Wollaeger created Beardy McGreen - a 12'x13.5' stencil!!! HUGE! And it made me laugh.

Peat Wollaeger created Beardy McGreen - a 12'x13.5' stencil!!! HUGE! And it made me laugh.

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#2054
problem!
I mentioned Radar here before, but i had a chat with their CEO, and the UXD in me needed to tell you more. Visual Conversations like .org for your personal life.

FEATUREDI mentioned Radar here before, but i had a chat with their CEO, and the UXD in me needed to tell you more. Visual Conversations like .org for your personal life.

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#2053
problem!
this is actually a clock, where the back ends of the minute and hour hands are connected.  as it rotates, the shape transforms fluidly.

this is actually a clock, where the back ends of the minute and hour hands are connected. as it rotates, the shape transforms fluidly.

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#2052
problem!
Lock Cup is meant to keep your bad roommate from using your cup, and is probably as useful as sticking your toothpaste in a little plastic bag before taking a plane.

Lock Cup is meant to keep your bad roommate from using your cup, and is probably as useful as sticking your toothpaste in a little plastic bag before taking a plane.

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#2051
problem!
CoolHunting found the Thames & Hudson Type Selector - for fonts what pantone does for colors.... interesting idea...

CoolHunting found the Thames & Hudson Type Selector - for fonts what pantone does for colors.... interesting idea...

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#2050
problem!
"I did mediocre stuff while you were still at school" - Work by NonFormat, a creative team comprising Kjell Ekhorn and Jon Forss .

"I did mediocre stuff while you were still at school" - Work by NonFormat, a creative team comprising Kjell Ekhorn and Jon Forss .

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#2049
problem!
one of my favorite Mojizu characters is now available as a  tee.

one of my favorite Mojizu characters is now available as a tee.

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#2048
problem!
Bulb candle designed by Sergio Silva

Bulb candle designed by Sergio Silva

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#2047
problem!
CarType - pretty much the sweetest thing i've seen today - History of car brands ~ visually as well as textually. Love the logo round ups.

CarType - pretty much the sweetest thing i've seen today - History of car brands ~ visually as well as textually. Love the logo round ups.

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#2046
problem!
sweet Stash decks to be released at 'rust in piece'

sweet Stash decks to be released at 'rust in piece'

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#2045
problem!
"Some of the more interesting typographers are rather strange people, the kind who looks at the world through a letter-shaped prism, always in a search, for the perfect font, the perfect form of language..." Oded Ezer

"Some of the more interesting typographers are rather strange people, the kind who looks at the world through a letter-shaped prism, always in a search, for the perfect font, the perfect form of language..." Oded Ezer

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#2043
problem!
Gargoyle urinals and many other fascinating urinal installations.

Gargoyle urinals and many other fascinating urinal installations.

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#2042
problem!
skurniture.  skate decks as furniture...and done right.  =)

skurniture. skate decks as furniture...and done right. =)

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#2041
problem!
THE MARILYN LAMP - A great idea and a great name.

THE MARILYN LAMP - A great idea and a great name.

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#2040
problem!
Jacket made entirely from ski gloves by Martin Margiela (seen in ID)

Jacket made entirely from ski gloves by Martin Margiela (seen in ID)

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#2039
problem!
Love the cover of this month's ID Magazine: Belgian designer special (and Tintin's rocketship)

Love the cover of this month's ID Magazine: Belgian designer special (and Tintin's rocketship)

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#2038
problem!
i just adore these pigeon seats.

i just adore these pigeon seats.

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#2037
problem!
NetDiver featured NOTCOT.org! And added us to their list of Powagirrrls!

FEATUREDNetDiver featured NOTCOT.org! And added us to their list of Powagirrrls!

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#2036
problem!
Been working on this new tool/feature for ThisNext and it's secretly launched - details to help me test it at .com

FEATUREDBeen working on this new tool/feature for ThisNext and it's secretly launched - details to help me test it at .com

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#2035
problem!
Worn Free - a line of shirts replicating old school classics from lennon, zappa, ramone, and more.

FEATUREDWorn Free - a line of shirts replicating old school classics from lennon, zappa, ramone, and more.

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#2034
problem!
This Cynthia Vincent purse is one of my latest obsessions, gorgeous in black (couldn't find a good pic online) ~ and found it over at my fav Blonde on Main St. that just launched a website!

This Cynthia Vincent purse is one of my latest obsessions, gorgeous in black (couldn't find a good pic online) ~ and found it over at my fav Blonde on Main St. that just launched a website!

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#2033
problem!
Beautiful Decay Poketo Shocked and Crazy Bottle Openers

Beautiful Decay Poketo Shocked and Crazy Bottle Openers

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#2032
problem!
BoingBoing had this logo test - how well do you know your logos? How good/memorable are YOUR logo designs?

BoingBoing had this logo test - how well do you know your logos? How good/memorable are YOUR logo designs?

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#2031
problem!
Noticed WoodPixel over at Decor8 ~ cubed pixels of various wood faces... to make whatever patterns, pictures, etc you can think of.

Noticed WoodPixel over at Decor8 ~ cubed pixels of various wood faces... to make whatever patterns, pictures, etc you can think of.

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#2030
problem!
CHEDDAR BEER Flavor Kettle Chips - SO good, discovered it at lunch ~  for 20$ get to taste 5 limited ed. flavors, world music CD, trivia postcards, voting ballots, a premium chip clip, and more.

CHEDDAR BEER Flavor Kettle Chips - SO good, discovered it at lunch ~ for 20$ get to taste 5 limited ed. flavors, world music CD, trivia postcards, voting ballots, a premium chip clip, and more.

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#2029
problem!
stephen reed's soft spot table is simple yet sophisticated.  looks comfy too.

stephen reed's soft spot table is simple yet sophisticated. looks comfy too.

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#2028
problem!
An  addition to the  "bathtub as functional art"  theme:  the illuminated bathtub, designed by Jan Puylaert.

An addition to the "bathtub as functional art" theme: the illuminated bathtub, designed by Jan Puylaert.

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#2027
problem!
Fresh from Vinylux, the kings of cool in the world of recycled vinyl records.  These rockin' wrist cuffs have a platinum-type metal on the inside and 100% LP on the out.

Fresh from Vinylux, the kings of cool in the world of recycled vinyl records. These rockin' wrist cuffs have a platinum-type metal on the inside and 100% LP on the out.

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#2026
problem!
Silly morning post: Fish Face

Silly morning post: Fish Face

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#2025
problem!
MWM Graphics updates with a bunch of new work across disciplines. Paint, pixel, ink, aerosol.

MWM Graphics updates with a bunch of new work across disciplines. Paint, pixel, ink, aerosol.

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#2024
problem!
Wallspankers Issue 2. Over 200 sticker designs by international talent. Free ready-to-print PDF download. We love stickers. Join us. Now accepting Issue 3 contributions.

Wallspankers Issue 2. Over 200 sticker designs by international talent. Free ready-to-print PDF download. We love stickers. Join us. Now accepting Issue 3 contributions.

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#2023
problem!
always loved pinwheels as a kid.  so a light that is activated by blowing...procrastinators dream come true?  =)

always loved pinwheels as a kid. so a light that is activated by blowing...procrastinators dream come true? =)

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#2022
problem!
Bathtub from the AQ Hayon Collection - Jaime Hayon's design is stuck in my head, see more images at .com

FEATUREDBathtub from the AQ Hayon Collection - Jaime Hayon's design is stuck in my head, see more images at .com

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#2021
problem!
While most people take photographs of  scupltures, Osang Gwon makes sculptures from photographs.

While most people take photographs of scupltures, Osang Gwon makes sculptures from photographs.

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#2020
problem!
TubeDoorStopper is a silicone rubber paint tube as a door stopper. Of course its available in many different Pantone shades.

TubeDoorStopper is a silicone rubber paint tube as a door stopper. Of course its available in many different Pantone shades.

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#2019
problem!
The sole bag  from plus  minus  zero reminds me of  the leather version in  #939 (which came first?) [Editor's Note: this one did!]

The sole bag from plus minus zero reminds me of the leather version in #939 (which came first?) [Editor's Note: this one did!]

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#2018
problem!
Marco, a sculpture by Jessica Joslin, is composed of  antique hardware and findings, bone, beads, fur, painted wood, satin and velvet, glove leather, and  glass eyes.

Marco, a sculpture by Jessica Joslin, is composed of antique hardware and findings, bone, beads, fur, painted wood, satin and velvet, glove leather, and glass eyes.

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#2017
problem!
The Fiat Cinquecento is on its way back! Only 314 days to go...

FEATUREDThe Fiat Cinquecento is on its way back! Only 314 days to go...

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#2015
problem!
Unique Cold Drop Coffee Maker.   Looks fantastic on my counter top and makes extremely smooth coffee.

Unique Cold Drop Coffee Maker. Looks fantastic on my counter top and makes extremely smooth coffee.

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#2014
problem!
Beautiful laser-cut mugtree. I want one.

Beautiful laser-cut mugtree. I want one.

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#2012
problem!
This is a light not a birdcage. Fantastical lighting from this Paris based company.

This is a light not a birdcage. Fantastical lighting from this Paris based company.

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#2011
problem!
Genevieve Gauckler's new exhibition at Someday Gallery - breathtaking photomontages i can't stop looking at today.

FEATUREDGenevieve Gauckler's new exhibition at Someday Gallery - breathtaking photomontages i can't stop looking at today.

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#2010
problem!
Koko is an adorable little wobbly penguin, available as a light or in ceramic. I hate every single one of them...

Koko is an adorable little wobbly penguin, available as a light or in ceramic. I hate every single one of them...

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#2009
problem!
Badgemaker Deluxe are hand made vintage looking chrome emblems, for your custom hotrod or scooter

Badgemaker Deluxe are hand made vintage looking chrome emblems, for your custom hotrod or scooter

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#2008
problem!
Sid and Nancy making a comeback, be it one step down the evolutionary ladder.  Punk's not dead!

Sid and Nancy making a comeback, be it one step down the evolutionary ladder. Punk's not dead!

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#2007
problem!
Sun7 etches graffiti with acid on glass and mirrors.

Sun7 etches graffiti with acid on glass and mirrors.

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#2006
problem!
As we watch the charms and skulls and black hearts trickle down ~ latest is the Too Faced "brooch" with lip gloss...

As we watch the charms and skulls and black hearts trickle down ~ latest is the Too Faced "brooch" with lip gloss...

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#2005
problem!
Jan Wilem Wennekes (aka Stinger) studied AI and Philosophy, and opened a design studio. Check out the preview of his first book.

Jan Wilem Wennekes (aka Stinger) studied AI and Philosophy, and opened a design studio. Check out the preview of his first book.

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#2004
problem!
"On Wall" is a collaboration of product designers Tomoko Azumi, Rie Isono, Norico Katayama and lighting designer Hiroe Tanita. Climbable designer spaces.

"On Wall" is a collaboration of product designers Tomoko Azumi, Rie Isono, Norico Katayama and lighting designer Hiroe Tanita. Climbable designer spaces.

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#2003
problem!
Love this doodle hat, such a gorgeously retro shape, yet made of felt and playfully "doodley"

Love this doodle hat, such a gorgeously retro shape, yet made of felt and playfully "doodley"

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#2002
problem!
It's  Real: Brazilian flashy  digital magazine. This issue is  all about T.E.D. : Technology, Entertainment and Design

It's Real: Brazilian flashy digital magazine. This issue is all about T.E.D. : Technology, Entertainment and Design

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#2001
problem!
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